greed


greed
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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. greediness, desire, cupidity, avidity, avarice. See gluttony, parsimony.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. greediness, avidity, selfishness, eagerness, avarice, voracity, excess, rapacity, gluttony, piggishness, indulgence, hoggishness, gourmandism, ravenousness, avariciousness, voraciousness, niggardliness, acquisitiveness, intemperance, Cupidity, graspingness, covetousness, deSire, grabbiness*, an itching palm*, taking ways*.
Ant. generosity*, liberality, munificence.
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
avarice, *grabbiness, acquisitiveness, covetousness, gluttony, rapaciousness, insatiability, graspingness, cupidity, want, hunger.
ANT.: generosity, charity
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Excessive desire for more than one needs or deserves: acquisitiveness, avarice, avariciousness, avidity, covetousness, cupidity, graspingness. Informal: grabbiness. See DESIRE, GIVE.

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